Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 25 November 2011 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1944".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2011 after 15 days on 10 December 2011 at 14:36.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 06:10 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 147 of Meeus index or 1100 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 57 minutes is the length of new lunation 147. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 148 length.
Length of current synodic month is 47 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠21.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠42.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of perigee on 23 November 2011 at 23:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 December 2011 at 01:13 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 367 483 km (228 343 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 414 km (251 913 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 13 November 2011 at 00:35 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 November 2011 at 01:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 13 November 2011 at 07:23 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.558°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.552° in the next southern standstill on 26 November 2011 at 06:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.